Shocking photos show the moment a fox is dragged out of its hole by hunters and shot in front of children as young as FIVE

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“THIS DESPICABLE HEINOUS CRIME MUST STOP….PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION BELOW. How can anyone say that chasing an animal with the intention to kill it is a normal act! These POS get a buzz out of chasing a small animal, purely to kill it…it’s the thrill of the chase; & they love it!!”

By LIZZIE EDMONDS – 27 January 2014

  • Images, released by anti-hunt campaigners, show men setting dog on fox
  • They then use spades to dig creature out of a hole before shooting it dead
  • Critics have today condemned ‘cruel’ and ‘horrific’ incident 
  • But Countryside Alliance say the men acted legally under Hunting Act

This is the moment a fox was dragged out of a hole and shot dead while children as young as five watched on.

The images, released by anti-hunt campaigners, show a group of terriermen setting their dog on the  creature.

The fox tries attempts to hide in a badger’s sett – but the three adults fire into the ground and use spades to dig it out.

These images show the moment a group of men unearthed and shot a fox as three young children watched on

A farmer who captured the killing on camera says the group then called over three children to show them the remains.

The men can then be seen walking away with two dead animals. It is unclear where and how the second fox was killed.

The shocking incident happened shortly after a hunt on December 28 by the Modbury Harriers, which rides in south Devon.

The League Against Cruel Sports has handed the photos over to the RSPCA and asked them to investigate it as a possible breach of the Hunting Act..

The law bans hunting foxes with a pack of hounds – however it doesn’t cover the use of dogs to flush out animals underground.

The farmer, who has asked not to be identified, said the fox was initially chased across the field by hounds.

The Countryside Alliance said there was ‘no question’ the behaviour was legal – describing the killing as ‘professional and humane’.

“Just read the above comment on the picture…how can any sane animal lover, who owns just a dog or cat; say this is normal!! I see no difference in this than I do inhumane POS chasing & killing elephants or rhino…they are all sentient beings FFS!!”

The huntsmen moved on but before it could climb out of the badger’s set three men with guns and spades arrived – with three children following close behind.

The farmer said: ‘I sat there in disbelief – how could those guys think any of what had played out was fit for young children to witness?

‘I watched in horror as a whole pack of hounds poured into our neighbour’s field then piled into our meadow.

They made that hideous blood-curdling squealing – known as ‘speaking’ – which means they are on the scent of a fox.

‘I saw a beautiful vixen flash across the meadow and disappear into an old badger sett on my neighbour’s farm.

‘At the top of the hill I saw a couple of guys carrying spades and a terrier on a lead. They were going to dig her out and kill her right then and there.

‘The men came down and filled in the exit holes to stop the fox escaping and then called the children over to watch as they dug out and killed the young vixen.’

Sick Neanderthals!!

The farmer said the three men came across a second badger inside the hole which they also shot dead as the children craned their necks to see what was happening.

He added: ‘This is the dirty underbelly of fox hunting, the bit they don’t like even their followers to see.

‘But I was disgusted to see the terriermen had brought three youngsters to watch – one was only about five years old.

The farmer, who keeps a flock of 140 breeding ewes and a few chickens, is strongly anti-hunting and has complained about huntsmen trespassing on his land.

oe Duckworth, chief executive of the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS), said: ‘This horrific incident of animal cruelty shows not only a total disregard for the dogs and foxes but also for the welfare of the children.’

The Countryside Alliance, however, said there was ‘no question’ the behaviour was legal – describing the killing as ‘professional and humane’.

Spokesman Tim Bonner said the outrage merely demonstrated that outsiders do not ‘understand the realities of the countryside and country life’.

Mr Bonner said he had spoken to the hunt, who told him the killing had been carried out as ‘pest control” with the permission of the landowner.

He said: ‘The children were not in the hole – they were close by – and as far as we are concerned it was a totally professional operation and nothing which should upset anyone.

‘They were using the terrier work exemption and properly, professionally and humanely managing the killing of those two foxes.

‘There would be plenty of children of that sort of age involved in pheasant shoots and ferreting.

‘The vast majority of children eat meat and at the end of the day it is a dead animal.’

The Hunting act:-

The Hunting Act came in to force in February 2005 and was passed under the 1997 Labour government. It bans hunting any wild mammal  – including foxes, deer and hares -with dogs in England and Wales.

Under the Act it is completely legal to ‘flush out’ – i.e. coax an animal from a hole or a sett – with dogs.

It is also legal to drag hunt with hounds. This is when the dogs are trained to follow an artificial scent and is now common practice across the country.

Hunting mammals with dogs was banned in Scotland two years earlier under the Protection of Wild Mammals Act 2002.

It is still legal to hunt in Northern Ireland.

Breaking the law is a summary offence. Those found guilty of doing so would be fined.

There were 181 convictions under the Hunting Act up to the end of 2010.

Petition Link:-http://www.yousign.org/en/justice-for-uk-fox

News Link:-http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2546867/Shocking-photos-moment-fox-dragged-hole-hunters-shot-children-young-FIVE.html

V.GRAHIC: Shocking picnic under Sredneuralsky: Company adults hung a dog on a tree, and then let it on the barbecue

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“Please note the following has been translated from Russian; hence the disjointed sentences.” 

“A poor little dog, hung up by a tree to strangle to death, then cut up, thrown on a BBQ & eaten at picnic!!  We see many acts of violence on the internet etc. but this is so disturbing & brutal that the dogs owners must be made to pay; we must join together & keep petitions going until they are brought to justice! How do we know this isn’t a regular occasion for these sick bastards? How many more dogs will end up on their picnic table; unless they are stopped & punished? The website link below contains the video (which does not play automatically) & has still pictures taken from the video. I have included 1 image, taken before the horrific torture took place! Even though I have not seen the video, I would suggest viewer discretion be strongly advised; if the pictures are anything to go by!!. Please sign the petition below to get these sadistic MF’s locked up for life!! If they can do this to a dog, what else are they capable of??

“The following sentence is below the video on the website link; which even I refuse to view!!”

The brutality of the videotaped the wife of one of flayers [shocking video discussion]

We journalists “Komsomolskaya Pravda“, had not shaken because of the video from the Internet.But it is – just something inhuman. People – not homeless, not marginal – ordinary people, taxi drivers, housewives – kill a small dog. During the picnic hang it on the tree, long tormented until she hanged himself on a leash, and then cut up the carcass and roasted dog meat on the grill. It seems to be somewhere very far away, in a wild country, on another planet … But no, next. Heroes Video – residents Sredneuralsk – the satellite city of Yekaterinburg. Incidentally, they continue to work. And threaten neighbors, will give interviews to journalists – vzdernem like that dog on the tree!

 “Tenacious. Wind the SC-HER MORE! “

All the brutality captured on video, which shocked the internet. Publish it in full (and it lasts about ten minutes), we can not. It is disgusting. Scary. Only a small piece posted on our site kp.ru – to understand what bad people live with us …

Knacker choose the branch on which a few minutes later strung unfortunate dog screenshot from the video provided by TAU

Early on in the frame appear several men. They are having fun in the woods, where, apparently, got out on a picnic. In the hands of one of them – the leash, which hold Makhonko mongrel mutt. Wagging his tail, dog sitting at the feet of men. The other men at this time look around. Apparently, look after the birch branch on which a few minutes later hanged the unfortunate animal.

Finally, the choice is made. A man in a white jumper and jeans takes the leash and leads the dog for you. Dog happily running through the forest. Trusting the animal is fed to one of the trees, the slack habits through females and up. County is filled with eerie sounds: an unhappy dog ​​barks at first, then a heart-rending vereschit. Soon screeching turns into wheezing. This lasts for about five minutes, but the dog is still alive:

– Die hard! – Says one of the flayers. – Wind the-ka it more.

Zhivotinka continues to squirm in the noose. The “operator”, which takes punishment on video seems to wake up, “sorry.” It turned out that all this time the dog suffering fixed the woman on the cell phone …!

– Alexander! – Hear behind the scenes of her drunken voice. – Knife Carry! Bring a knife, the f … your mother!

The screen shows a woman’s face – it removes itself. As it turned out, the wife of one of the executioners. When the dog verse, the company sadists removed his skin. And then marinate and fry of dog meat kebabs.

After an eerie video somehow got into the network, it was found that a married couple is well known in flayers Sredneuralsk.

– This is Oleg and Hope – said one of the friends of sadists, who wished to remain anonymous. – They are fifty, they live together. They like to drink. Oleg works in a taxi. When their neighbors learned about the history of dogs with barbecue, Oleg threatened that also vzdernet anyone who would talk about it.

 DOG MEAT HELPS IN TUBERCULOSIS …”

We found the phone Oleg Kuleshov – the very man who hangs a dog on a video, and then it was cut up. But picked up his wife, Hope, explaining that her husband forgot to phone home. When we were told what we ring, the woman did not blanch spouse. She says that was not present in this case, but neighbors identified the woman in her heroine movie.

– I was shocked by all of this – said Nadia told “KP“. – We own dog house, simple pooch. I took it from the neighbors after the previous couple of dogs have died. And Oleg loves his dog. He brought her own home …

– How do you then explain his actions so?

– Asked the owner of that dog to remove it. In this way they have decided to get rid of it. And Oleg knows how to butcher cattle, after all grew up in the village.

– Why then is this dog?

– Well they say that dog meat helps with tuberculosis, which is at a friend Oleg. Dog meat is useful. Net. Especially the dog home. Mistress I know her name is Olga. Need to talk to her, looking for her. What he’s done is done. I have not seen this movie. I myself would like to see how and what happened there.

– So you were not there?

– No.

Terrible shot already seen the police. Videos shocked even the enforcers.

– It is very hard to watch – says Nina Pelevin, spokeswoman of the MOI for the Sverdlovsk region.- The video has all the signs of sadism. It is classified under “harsh treatment of animals group of persons by prior agreement.”

The maximum penalty for this article – two years in prison. But the majority of Internet users who have looked torment the dog, they say that it is necessary to punish the flayers much more serious. That’s just the police clarify that this article does not provide for the detention. That is, until a court decision knacker will be free. Prison term for them is possible only as a last resort.So monsters can get off with a fine.

Last night the head of the police number 28 Sredneuralsk Valentin Katz said “KP” that the identity of all flayers installed:

– Now we are interviewing them, and then make a decision to institute criminal proceedings. To get an objective picture of the incident, we need to interview all witnesses, witnesses of crime.

– Did you encounter such crimes during your work?

– Never. And I do not remember that criminal proceedings were instituted for this article.

– What is the probability that these monsters go to jail?

– A little. The court will consider all the circumstances. Since they have not tried, most likely, a real sentence will be.

COMMENT Zoozaschitniki …

– I see such cruelty almost every day and hanging animals, and with his eyes gouged, with burnt and torn off the backs of legs … – says Marina Sharifullina, Yekaterinburg volunteer charity for homeless animals. – These people and people-to name not dare! It’s monsters, not people, the Nazis, who mock the living beings. And people something normal in appearance: a certain place of residence, with money, with the machine. We have repeatedly appealed to the prosecutor’s office on the protection of animals, but, unfortunately, not a single criminal case was not entered.The authorities are not actively respond to such incidents. Therefore, while at the level of legislation is not resolved this issue, we are powerless.

And psychiatry …

– There are two questions. First – who are these people by nationality. There are countries where the dogs taken to start up a barbecue. Even more, in Moscow caught dogs and in certain restaurants serve the dish – says forensic psychiatrist Mikhail Vinogradov. – Secondly, it’s not that these people are sick or not. The problem of cruelty, a change in moral values: the dog was taken to the woods and killed, sanded, eaten, but it is not related to any mental disorder. The fact that they have removed all of the video, I would call a “disease of the century”, but not in terms of mental health problems. For example, someone hit by a car: a crowd gathers, take out all the mobiles, shoot it on video and spread on the Internet. On the street torn, dying people, and they are being filmed! And it’s not a problem psychic and social.

Video & News Link:-http://www.kp.ru/daily/26117.3/3010742/

Please sign petition & forward to everyone you know:http://www.change.org/petitions/генпрокуратура-рф-требуем-наказания-для-живодеров

PETITIONS AGAINST BARBARIC DOG “TRAININGS PARK” IN RUSSIA

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“POSTING THE FOLLOWING FOR & ON BEHALF OF TONY ZADEL.” :-https://www.facebook.com/tony.zadel

PLEASE SIGN & SHARE WIDELY AND URGENTLY THE FOLLOWING PETITIONS

 PETITIONS AGAINST THE BARBARIC DOGS “TRAININGS PARK” IN RUSSIA !

  1. http://www.change.org/petitions/нет-жестокой-травли-животных-собаками-закрытие-итс-в-россии
  2. https://www.lapetition.be/en-ligne/Non-aux-parcs-d-entrainement-pour-les-chiens-de-chasse-en-Russie-11196.html
  3. http://www.activism.com/en_US/petition/stop-animal-abuse-in-the-russian-federation/42323
  4. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/378/077/760/for-the-adoption-of-an-early-federal-law-on-the-protection-of-cruelty-to-animals-/

**About the last petition►PET.4 This petition is valid and needs to be signed. The wording is just not written clearly in good English, but the content of the petition itself and what it is trying to accomplish is very worthy, which is to promote the correct and uniform application of laws and regulations on the entire territory of the Russian Federation, strengthen the morals of society and humanity, to prevent suffering and death of animals.

Concern for animal welfare – is, above all, concern for the moral state of society in which we live today, and in which our children will live tomorrow !! thank you

PICTURE SOURCE SHOCKING DISCLOSURE: MASHA THE 11 YEAR OLD EX-CIRCUS BEAR USED AS BEAR BAITING !!!

The circus bear Masha given at the mercy of the dogs. Photo: ITAR-TASS

►Previously worked in Circus Masha, an 11-year-old bear from a travelling circus troupe based in Moscow, walks in costume during rehearsals in the Circus on Fontanka in St. Petersburg

Well now she is no longer in the circus because of her age.. and she is being held in a much more gruesome place as ” Bear Baiting” in an “Dogs Training Camp ” !! (you can see her on this video) “Dogs Training Camp ” !!!!!! (you can see her now on this video
➨ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK8BnJf9A3c)

Degrading – Masha working in the circus

All dressed up: Masha, an 11-year-old bear from a travelling circus troupe based in Moscow, walks in costume during rehearsals in the Circus on Fontanka in St. Petersburg

She should be swinging around a vast green expanse with her family, but instead Masha is being forced to wiggle along holding an umbrella and basket of flowers. But a life in captivity means she is used to it and today the 11-year-old brown bear is taking part in a circus dress rehearsal. Masha is one of four bears who have completed a three year training programme in Russia as part of a travelling troupe.

Read morehttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2273336/Dressed-basket-umbrella-Cruel-photos-shows-circus-bears-forced-perform-Russian-travelling-troupe.html#ixzz2V4kpGWbr
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(More info you can also find here about Masha the bear) !: http://allanimalrights.com/russian-circus-exploiting-bears-for-profit/)

BACKGROUND !
Parks trainings of hunting dogs (called “Pritravochnye stations“) See video above! are places where hunters can train their dogs using wild animals as prey, such as wild boars, bears and wolves and smaller animals such as raccoons,foxes, badgers and rabbits.

The dogs risk almost nothing!  People pull out teeth and claws of the wild animals so they can’t hurt their hunting dogs during the trainings with these wild animals. (Their teeth and claws are removed as a precaution) but these poor wild animals are suffering to death, they are scared, they are super stressed (and sometimes are dying of stress or injury) they are living in constant fear – says a veterinarian Semen Sereda. These animals are bitten dozens and hundreds of times. Experts say it is possible to make this process more humane, for that you need to change the law ..

Dogs can train every day, costing to the owner 300 rubles. (about $ 7) per session. The dog has ten minutes to bite the animal and that the maximum…but for the small animals it usually finishes with animal death!

It becomes impossible to the wild animal to fight back. They don’t even try to fight back because they are so terrified..of being abused. These people if the teeth are not been removed put a wood stick into the wolf’s jaws-mouth so they can’t bite.

They chain the bears so the bear can’t more than one feet. They also taking rabbits cubs, foxes and badgers and put them into a special “tunnel” so they can’t run away; and leave the mad dogs rushing on them inside the tunnel (as pictured/video below)

There are about ten parks trainings dogs in Moscow region. But across Russia they are hundreds of them; each of these parks operate legitimately. Because any law prohibiting such existing operating in Russia. The workouts dog parks bring in families with children and their guest, advertising is everywhere: on roadsides, in newspapers, on the Internet.

But there is also an much more gruesome underground “illegal parks” which is very well known by regular confidential customers .. Illegal parks whose advertising does not exist; but only from mouth to mouth…at the request of the customer if he wishes, his dogs can torment a chained boar or a chained bear until it dies .. (a kind of bear baiting till the death follows)

We urge the Russian government to put an end to this unacceptable huge barbarism !!! please sign the petitions massively ! (especially the first one!)
SOURCE:http://www.vita.org.ru/new/2013/apr/11.htm

SEE MORE ON THAT BARBARIC “ENTERTAINMENT ZOO-PARK” HERE:►http://konijak-iz-sg.ucoz.ru/index/na_okhote_on_the_hunt/0-8

AND HERE :►http://www.laikivs.narod2.ru/ispitaniya/
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PLEASE WATCH THESE VIDEOS : 

THE FAMOUS TUNNEL WHERE DEFENSELESS ANIMALS SUCH AS BADGERS, RABBITS, RACCOONS AND FOXES ARE PUT IN… .WATCH HOW THE DOGS ARE  TRAINED  TO BITE THE POOR RACOON.…BY WOMEN!!

Published on 4 Jan 2013

Коньяк работает по лисе

Published on 3 Sep 2012

притравка норных

Published on 3 Sep 2012

притравка

(4 month old little Raccoon)

WATCH THE POOR TERRIFIED FOX IN A TINY CAGE AWAITING HIS FATE (you can see his tears..) ►http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_ybOg2Syb0w#!
PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING PICTURES !
In order to separate the animals grappled, they stick to unclench the jaw, often breaking teeth..http://www.eg.ru/upimg/photo/158414.jpg
The young fox only to learn what a good thrashing:►http://www.eg.ru/upimg/photo/158415.jpg
On pritravke (parks-stations) The dog should smell the scent of fresh blood:- http://www.eg.ru/upimg/photo/158416.jpg
(The ex-circus bear Masha used as bear baiting!!!)
Hunting dogs run in a wooden tunnel after a raccoon or fox
http://www.eg.ru/upimg/photo/158418.jpg
Hunting Terrier – the most aggressive and spiteful of hunting dogs in this picture you see how he bites a poor badger to death
http://www.eg.ru/upimg/photo/158419.jpg
On pritravku Park, wild beasts fall in different ways: some wounded selected on the hunt, bring the other cubs, third buy on fur farms
http://www.eg.ru/upimg/photo/158420.jpg
**We urge the Russian government to put an end to this unacceptable huge barbarism !!! please sign the petitions massively and widely ! (especially the first one!)
Thank you~ Tony Zadel, Copyright(©)  — with Serge Shabalov.

Graphic Videos; Please Sign Petition – Circus Of Horrors In Moscow

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PLEASE NOTE…THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN TO ENGLISH!!

 NOTE VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED ON VIDEO

International Day of the circus. Russian circus cruelty

BACKSTAGE CIRCUS – Investigation “Vita” 2012-2013. VIDEO: VITA-TV Online , YouTube 

Please sign – Petition link:http://www.avaaz.org/fr/petition/Le_dresseur_MOURAD_ABDULLAEV_doit_etre_puni_pour_la_cruaute_envers_les_animaux_et_interdit_dexercer_ce_metier

“Viewer Discretion Advised; I am not ashamed to say I screamed, cursed & cried whilst watching the following videos. No human being has the right to take a wild animal, beat it & deprive it of food etc. to make it perform pathetic tricks; all under the illusion of love & kindness, so as to entertain the paying public. Human greed knows no bounds when it comes to exploiting the voiceless species, whom we share this planet with…which is why animal advocates must stand up & speak for them!!”

Behind the scenes of the circus. Investigation “Vita” 2012-2013. Part 1.

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Published on 17 Apr 2013

On the World Circus Day “VITA” publishes investigation “Behind the scenes of the circus” 2012-2013 gg 
all “heroes” video – Honored Artist of Russia, Russian State Circus.Full text of collaborators story “Vita” Part 2.http://www.vita.org.ru/new/2013/apr/1 … All the collected footage, excerpts of which can be seen here, “VITA” directs the prosecutor’s office, insisting on criminal cases on the facts of torture animals.http://www.vita.org.ru/new/2013/apr/2 … See film “The Circus: The Illusion of Love”. http://www.vita.org.ru/video/razvlvid … Petition against the use of animals in circuses – FOR CIRCUS WITHOUT CRUELTYPetition Online VITA: http://www.vita.org.ru/petition Friends, if you have on Youtube videos not loading, see it on the site VITA: http://www.vita.org.ru/new / 2013/apr/1 … 

 Centers for animal rightsVITA” congratulates all the good and fun people in the world who love this wonderful art – to make people happy!Tightrope walkers, jugglers, clowns, acrobats, strongmen, gymnasts, jugglers – in the twenty-first century, the circus is no place … only trained animals! After all, the atmosphere of joy can not be kept where there are slaves and oppression.

In civilized countries, taming animals clearly perceived as a bad taste, and most Europeans prefer circuses without violence. In Russia, unfortunately, circuses with animals are considered traditional entertainment and trainers continue to spread the myth of the humanity of their profession.

But once all the secret becomes clear! To dispel the myth of humanity circuses with animals we had a unique investigation, first implemented in Russia. During the year (2012-2013) cameras recorded the event in one of the typical circus, which was set up to work activist “Vita”.

Search Circus was performed spontaneously, it is found that the selected circus is considered one of the best circuses in Russia. The investigation was conducted solely for the

Charlie beat the rehearsals

purpose of the public – to convey to the Russians accurate information on the status of animals in the circus and circus dressage, which a priori is never humane.

“I took this step, knowing that this is the only thing that I can help animals – circuses prisoners – said an employee of” Vita “XXXXXXX. – People need only TRUTH that this age-old industry, based on tyranny collapsed like a house of cards . idillisticheskie My idea of ​​the circus changed when I was in his time behind the scenes of the circus in his hometown. I am sorry that at that time I was not in possession of the camera.

Indeed, the best evidence – it’s captured video, which, as I have been able to thoroughly study,

Kangaroo Charlie died in captivity circus

there is little about the Russian circuses. A second reason that I got a job in the circus – my desire to deeply explore the mentality of the public okolotsirkovoy – circus performers, staff, visitors – from the inside to understand the ways of solving the problem. This experience gave me a lot of food for thought …

Honored sadistic artist; Russian Murad Abdullaev.

“Johnny the monkey from the video surveys his broken fingers; caused by the sadistic beatings of trainer Murad Abdullaev. I wouldn’t mind breaking a few of his bones & horse whipping him, so he knows how much it hurts…the cruel evil bastard shouldn’t be allowed near any animals; let alone train them!”

Johnny – Broken Fingers From Training Beatings

From the account of the employee “Vita” XXXXXXX:

• “My children’s ideas about the circus changed once I got behind the scenes of Saratov circus …”
• “One day we came to the classmate, but the watch we were asked to wait a little, well,

Charlies Farewell Glance Before he died

now there are shot the bear, for the fact that he attacked the trainer … ”
• “One of the haunting moments – a bear, gone mad, pushes down on the bottom of the cage and byuschayasya her head on the low ceiling. As the ball ping-pong table. Only a measured boom-boom-boom for hours …”
• ” The sun, the sky, the people on the streets … and, on the other hand – the cells, the cries of animals, confined space from which there is no escape … ”
• “unbearable atmosphere of concentration camps. Claustrophobic. life in a concentration camp in the 21st century. With joy and smiles around ”
• “Before the next training Johnny – survey traces after yesterday’s beating, probed – everything is intact? – … and the new – the violence, beatings, Johnny cries of pain, the trainer mat …”
• “In the cells of animals spend all remaining from rehearsals, training and performances while – approximately 23 hours a day. ”

Full Text

All the collected footage, excerpts of which can be seen here , “VITA” sends to the prosecutor , insisting on bringing criminal cases related to torture animals.

International Day of the circus. Russian circus cruelty

BACKSTAGE CIRCUS – Investigation “Vita” 2012-2013. VIDEO: VITA-TV Online , YouTube

Behind the scenes of the circus. Investigation “Vita” 2012-2013. Part 2 

Please note viewer discretion is advised.

Published on 21 Apr 2013

CRUELTY TO ANIMALS IN RUSSIAN CIRCUS 
behind the scenes of the circus. Investigation “Vita” 2012-2013.Part 2. “Education” Kuzya. 
See Part 1: http://www.vita.org.ru/new/2013/apr/1 … All the “heroes” of video – Honored Artist of Russia, Russian State Circus. 
employee of the full text of the story, “Vita” XXXXXXX: http:// www.vita.org.ru/new/2013/apr/1 … 
All the collected footage, excerpts of which can be seen here, “VITA” directs the prosecutor’s office, insisting on bringing criminal cases related to torture animals. 
Centre for Animal Rights ” VITA “blames exorbitant cruelty honored artists of Russia http://www.vita.org.ru/new/2013/apr/2 …
See the movie “The Circus: The Illusion of Love”.http://www.vita.org. ru / video / razvlvid …

In Movie Clip – is the best way to wean people lie, hiding behind the mask of love and virtue. After all, no trainer never voluntarily talk about what is going on behind the scenes. Outsiders were not allowed there, and if invited, will show “majeure” image “- says the president of the Center animal rights” VITA “Irina Novozhilova.

“Today, I am sorry that I took part in the project” Circus of the Stars “in the role of tamer, but now I understand well, – says Olga Shelest – why circus animals do not raise a paw on his trainer. Because when they were little, their beaten with sticks so that they are afraid to disobey the trainer at all. ” (From an interview for the film “The Circus: The Illusion of Love” ).

“I appeal to everyone who trusts me: do not go to the circus, where there are animals, In Tashkent circus told me about how dogs thrown against a wall, and one trainer during rehearsals injured cow-elephant’s uterus! Can you imagine what they are doing? ” – Says Lyme Vajkule.

Web link, were all above information was taken from. Please visit the link to read more about this circus of horrors:-http://www.vita.org.ru/new/2013/apr/17.htm#v

“Illusion of Love” The film awarded the V International Festival “Steps” (2012) for best documentary on animal rights in the “See this inconvenient truth.”

The film tells about the history of circuses with animals, the fate of animals in captivity, the cruelty of dressage, the development of the global movement against the use of animals in circuses, etc. FILM: The Circus: the illusion of love

Petition text:-

To: State Duma, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education of Russia, Moscow Mayor, the Governor of St. Petersburg, the artistic director of Circus on Fontanka Slava Polunin

Objective: To complete the legislative ban on the use of animals in circus acts in Russia

The use of wild animals in circuses and other entertainment events associated with the forcible seizure of their natural, natural habitat, they are denied the most expensive – of liberty, forced to perform various tricks against their will, all in the name of entertainment, fun and comfort of man.

At that time, as the civilized countries have adopted legislation prohibiting participation and taming animals in entertainment, in Russia the use of animals in circuses is not regulated by any legislation. The only attempt to adopt the Federal Law “On Protection of Cruelty to Animals,” which was a section for the protection of animals used in circuses was a fiasco in 2000.

Cruelty to animals and, as a consequence, to the people, for the existence of society becomes rampant, because it is absolutely unpunished due to the gap in the law.

We, the undersigned, demand urgently adopt the Federal Law “On Protection of Cruelty to Animals.” Please sign petition:-http://www.vita.org.ru/petition/

Link to other video Illusion Of Love:– http://www.vita.org.ru/video/razvlvideo/circus-illusion-of-love.htm

“Please note the following are videos are what I found whilst looking at the above; Its never ending torture for the poor animals. Please, don’t support circuses who perform with live animals. Those animals only do the tricks through fear of pain, hunger & beatings!”

CIRCUS BEAR – HOW HE LIVES WHEN NOT IN THE SHOW!!

Uploaded on 6 Jul 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=B3uaYziiI7g

 

Circus with animals: cruelty to animals and cheating the audience. NTV

Published on 27 May 2013

On the World Circus Day “VITA” publishes investigation “Behind the scenes of the circus” 2012-2013 gg 
all “heroes” video – Honored Artist of Russia, Russian State Circus.Full text of collaborators story “Vita” Part 2.http://www.vita.org.ru/new/2013/apr/1 … All the collected footage, excerpts of which can be seen here, “VITA” directs the prosecutor’s office, insisting on criminal cases on the facts of torture animals.http://www.vita.org.ru/new/2013/apr/2 … See film “The Circus: The Illusion of Love”. http://www.vita.org.ru/video/razvlvid … Petition against the use of animals in circuses – FOR CIRCUS WITHOUT CRUELTY! Petition Online VITAhttp://www.vita.org.ru/petition Friends, if you have on Youtube videos not loading, see it on the site VITA: http://www.vita.org.ru/new / 2013/apr/1 … VITA: Animal sruelty Investigation in the Russian Circus http://www.vita.org.ru/english/news.htm

Graphic Video of Horse Slaughter In Russia Goes Viral: Leads To Face Book Event & Petition

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“My sincere apologies, this should have been posted several days ago, when I first learnt about it; but as usual, pain stopped me from completing it on time. Some of you have probably heard of this brutal video doing the rounds on the internet, some may have even tried to watch the graphic video! However, I’m posting this to achieve more signatures for the petition & to invite people to join the Face Book Event; written & posted by Julie Jo on Facebook.” 

“With regard to Face Book Events, some people may misunderstand the actual meaning & think they have to attend the event in person! True, some FB Events are arranged to hold meetings or protests etc. for people who live local to that event area. But the majority of Events, are simply invites, from FB friends, (in this case Julie) to promote such things as petition signing & emailing pre-written letters; all of which are usually to be sent or completed by a certain date! That’s what this Event invite is about;  signing petitions & sending a pre-written letter to the email addresses provided!!”

“Here is one of the first actual news post’s that I have seen regarding the video, of which the links to the petition & video are provided within, but I will post separately to ensure they are seen.”

After a video showing violent killing of horses in a Russian slaughterhouse was posted to YouTube last month, an online petition has been launched to ask for stopping the cruelty.

Warning: Extremely Graphic Video content. Viewer’s discretion strongly advised. Please Do Not watch the video if you are sensitive to scenes of violence or torture.

The video, posted on February 26, bears the title “Russian Race Horses Brutally Slaughtered for Sausage” and comes with the warning of having very graphic content. The video description reads: “The world needs to see the extreme brutality horses are suffering in Russia.” Horses in the video are shown hammered on their heads repeatedly with sledgehammers inside the slaughterhouse as they drag themselves about the place.

“This is the most inhuman act I have ever witnessed,” reads the petition letter on Change.org, addressed to the Delegation of the European Union to Russia. “Every horse slaughterhouse I’ve seen has been violently abusive and this is beyond comprehension.”

The petition has received close to 9800 signatures to date and aims at getting over 10, 000 more to reach its goal of 20, 000 signatures in support of the cause.Earlier this month, Seattle Pi published a story about animal rights advocates’ condemnation of the recent legislature in Oklahoma that would allow the slaughter of horses for human consumption.

As noted by the Activist Post, producing horse meat has legally remained banned in the US since 2007, though early this month it was reported that USDA was set to allow horse slaughter in the US, starting with a New Mexico horse slaughterhouse in the next few months.

News Linkhttp://www.digitaljournal.com/article/345913#ixzz2NvKdYhYP

“There isn’t much known about the video location, or the date the it was taken, only that it was taken somewhere in a Russia. When long time animal advocate, Julie Jo saw the video, she immediately decided to make a petition; due to the horrific & brutal content. Where ever this slaughter-house is in Russia, something has to be done & fast…hence the petition & FB Event. Horses have always been a part of my life, so I knew it wouldn’t be easy to watch the video…it took me several attempts, to actually look at the screen, the audio was bad enough. Now, having seen & spilled many tears over it, I have to say, it is the most brutal, savage, gruesome & most distressing video, of horse slaughter I have ever seen; it quite simply can’t & shouldn’t be allowed to carry on, in a civilised society!!”

“Therefore this video has to be exposed, people must be educated & made aware of the horrific & Neanderthal techniques used to stun & kill horses. For those who can’t watch the video, of which I suspect there are many, I will try to explain the content, which is still very distressing to read. But the only way to get this stopped; is by getting the right peoples attention. So please, will you help by signing the petitions & emailing the letter below.”

“The quality of the video isn’t very good (which I’m thankful for) this could suggest, the video may have been taken several years ago; it is also very noisy. One can see several horses, in a concrete building, some stood around waiting to be slaughtered, others already down & bleeding out. Other horses not yet unconscious or down, are trying to get back up, yet slipping in all directions; due to the blood soaked floor of their fellow equines. Men wait with sledgehammers or axes (turned to use the wooden part of the head) for the next horses to be walked in. There are horses waiting near what looks like a gated area, who are in full view of what is happening! There appears to be no order or process to the system, nobody is wearing aprons, gloves or the usual attire associated with a legal slaughter-house; this could mean this is not a legitimate slaughter-plant.”

“The bewildered & frightened horses, are each lead to one of the heartless bastards, who with little thought or aim, uses brute force to smash the sledgehammer or axe into the horse’s head. There is no skilled technique, nor restraints used, to hold the horse’s head still. Horses being flight animals, constantly shift position, trying to escape the blow’s of the hammer. One of the horses with a rope around its neck, is wrapped around a post & pulled tight, the horse can be heard gasping as the rope around his neck gets tighter, he can’t move as freely now, so another aim is taken. Few go down with the first poorly aimed blow, which results in the dazed & confused horses, trying to take flight again. They try in vain to stand, only to be repeatedly bludgeoned about the head, until they go down. The second they are down, their throats are slit; meaning they could still be fully conscious, when bled out!” 

“The following is a Face Book Event, written by Julie Jo; simply copied & pasted to here!”

This is QUICK and SIMPLE guys

Please send the sample letter to the provided contacts and sign petitions. Share this event as far and wide as possible.

Thank you for your participation. Julie Jo

Letter will be sent to:
Delegation of the European Union to Russia, EU Member States embassies in Moscow, Human Rights Focal Point, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Vladimir Putin, Martin Schulz, EU@UN social media webmaster, the EU@UN headquarters in NY and Nationwide Media

PLEASE SIGN THE FOLLOWING:

Now, please copy & paste the following email addresses into the “TO”  section of a new email; then copy & paste the sample letter below into the body of your email & send; don’t forget to add your name.

NEWSMANAGER@FOXNEWS.COM, poter1996@yandex.ru, len@cspa.spb.ru, kotyonok9@rambler.ru, vita-russia@yandex.ru, grina@pm.convex.ru, trikitainfo@yandex.ru, shila.patel@eeas.europa.eu, moskau-ob@bmeia.gv.at, bulemrus@bolgaria.ru, moscow@embassy.mzv.cz, emb.moskva@mfa.ee, embassymoscow@dfa.ie, embassy.russia@mfa.gov.lv, moscou.amb@mae.etat.lu, mos@minbuza.nl, moscovo@mne.pt, emb.moscow@mzv.sk, moscow@britishembassy.ru, moscow@diplobel.fed.be, moscowembassy@mfa.gov.cy, mowamb@um.dk, sanomat.mos@formin.fi, emb@mosk.diplo.de, mission.mow@kum.hu, embitaly.mosca@esteri.it, amb.ru@urm.lt, moskwa.amb.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl, ambasada@orc.ru, vmo@gov.si, ambassaden.moskva@foreign.ministry.se, info@svfk.mcx.ru, DELEGATION-RUSSIA-HRFOCALPOINT@eeas.europa.eu, Delegation-Russia@eeas.europa.eu, delegation-new-york@eeas.europa.eu, vita-russia@yandex.ru, helen@cspa.spb.ru,

SAMPLE LETTER:

SUBJECT: Your Assistance Is Needed

To Whom It May Concern:

There is a video which has gone viral across the world of horses being slammed in the head with hammers. It comes from a film taken at a horse slaughterhouse in Russia. People concerned with animal welfare have seen this and a team of international animal activists will make sure everyone else does too. There is no law in Russia about the status of animals and we are requesting that you adopt such a law on the domestic, farm and wild animals.

These violent attacks on animals is beyond cruelty. This you cannot deny.

Here in this video link you will see the torture these horses endure:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=K55sIk-c5Hk

I believe after witnessing the acts for yourself you find it within your power to bring an immediate halt to such vicious actions.

Sincerely

(YOUR NAME)

CONTACT LINKS:- “Are just web pages that have their own email client, so all you have to do is fill in the details requested, then just copy & paste the above letter into the pre-addressed email & send, please remember to sign the letter first!” 

http://eng.letters.kremlin.ru/send

https://www.secure.europarl.europa.eu/aboutparliament/en/cites.html

Last name, first name, street number, zip code, country, phone, email….http://russische-botschaft.de/servicemenu/kontakt.html

Russian Federation Washington DC
2650 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: (202) 298-5700
Fax: (202) 298-5735

MEDIA CONTACTS: “Are also web pages that have their own email client, so all you have to do is fill in the details requested, then just copy & paste the above letter into the pre-addressed email box. For FB contacts, please just click on the page link, click the “message” link near the top of the page, & copy the letter into it; just as you would normally when sending a message to a FB friend” 

Jane Velez Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jane-Velez-Mitchell/112718642114388

Jane Velez Show: http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form5.html?106

CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/feedback/tips/

CNN: https://www.facebook.com/cnninternational

ABC7NEWS: https://www.facebook.com/abc7news

CBS Morning: https://www.facebook.com/CBSThisMorning

CBS Evening: https://www.facebook.com/CBSEveningNews

CNN Connect the World: https://www.facebook.com/CNNconnect

60 Minutes: https://www.facebook.com/60minutes

USA TODAY: https://www.facebook.com/usatoday

CBS: http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/feedback/fb_news_form.shtml

USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/contactus/

“I wrote to World Horse Welfare regards the video & received the following reply; please note: the above letter has already incorporated the website addresses from the link below (so please don’t include them again)”

Dear Jules,

Many thanks for taking the time to get in touch with us about this.  We are absolutely disgusted by the terrible abuse shown in this footage and deplore such abhorrent treatment.

People who know and love horses are especially aware of what sensitive, social and intelligent creatures they are, which makes the appalling actions shown in this clip all the more reprehensible.

We are getting in touch with our contacts in Russia to make them aware of the practices reported to be taking place in slaughterhouses there and ask for improvements.

We would strongly encourage you to also contact an animal welfare society which is based in Russia and approved by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA).

The following link will take you to the contact details of a list of such societies: http://www.wspa.org.uk/members/findmember/MemberSocietyForCountry.aspx?country=Russia&country_go.x=3&country_go.y=4

I hope the above information is helpful for you and thank you again for taking the time to contact us about it.

Best regards,

Jamie Walker

Communications Assistant – World Horse Welfare

“If anyone knows the Russian dialect being spoken on the video & can understand what is being said or has any other information that can help find this slaughter-house in Russia, please contact Julie Jo, on the Face Book Event page:-https://www.facebook.com/events/515641068481409/?fref=ts

“The more information we have, the better chance we stand of getting this brutal Horse slaughter, brought to the attention of the relevant governing bodies; who can stop it or at the very least ensure standards are brought into line, with other slaughter houses. No animal, especially horses, deserves to be bludgeoned to death!!

Russian Race Horses Brutally Slaughtered for sausage.WARNING VERY GRAPHIC.

Published on 26 Feb 2013

THE WORLD NEEDS TO SEE THE EXTREME BRUTALITY HORSES ARE SUFFERING IN RUSSIA. THIS IS STRICTLY TO BRING AWARENESS TO THE SUFFERING AND TORTURE OF HORSES IN RUSSIA.
PLEASE SHARE WIDELY FOR AWARENESS !! RETIRED RACE HORSES ARE SLAUGHTERED IN RUSSIA ! Published on Feb 24, 2013Retired from the races and runs, culled from the stud farms, “wrung out” after the horse rental business is just waiting for slaughter. The structure of many meat products added minced horses … In order to reduce the price of the final product, to make it less fat, etc. But the manufacturer does not advertise his secret lovers of the final product, to make it less fat, etc. But the manufacturer does not advertise his secret lovers meatballs

USDA Says Horse Slaughter Plants May Open After Ban Lifted: Petition Letter To Email

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“Why the hell do we need to keep talking about killing horses for food…for Christ’s sake!! We already kill more than enough cow’s, pigs, sheep & poultry, all classed as livestock. These days the demand for high-end meat products, at good retail prices, mean livestock are modified, to produce the maximum end product! With the introduction of specific genes to the male species, breeding via artificial insemination & intense farming methods, which often use genetics & growth hormone drugs, to give the best profitable products; I think the USDA & the Health & Safety dudes have plenty to occupy themselves!!!

Especially since the recent scare of horse meat contaminating meat supposed to be fit for human consumption…when it clearly isn’t& probably hasn’t been for a while! 99% of horses have drugs, wormer’s, fly repellents etc. administered within their bodies even at young ages; meaning their meat is totally unfit for human consumption!

 Horses are not intensely farmed, they do not take growth hormones to make them fatter in the rump to make better steaks…because first & foremost, THEY ARE NOT LIVESTOCK ! Horses are & always will be considered companion animals. Horses are pets, as much a  part of the family as cats & dogs; therefore they should be classed as such; PETS! I for one would no more see my horse as edible, than any of my dogs; could you eat your dog??

If there is an abundance of horses that can not be cared for, then kind euthanasia is the answer; providing a gentle, painless death, in order to prevent suffering. Horse slaughter is a death fraught with terror, pain, & suffering, which often starts before they are even loaded onto a trailer; many hours or days before they get to the slaughter plant!! 

“There is a template at the end of this news post, kindly written by Julie Jo (Facebook) along with an email address. Could everyone please copy & paste the letter & send it to the address below: please don’t let them kill our pets, horses belong in a stable…not the bloody table.”

The U.S. will be legally obligated to inspect horse-slaughtering plants if Congress doesn’t act to reinstate a ban on the killing of the animals, which would only be used in meat for export, the Department of Agriculture said.

Congress last year lifted the ban established in 2006 that prevented horse slaughter in the U.S., Michelle Saghafi, a USDA spokeswoman, said in an e-mailed statement today. While no plants are currently authorized to slaughter horses, “several companies” have asked that the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service re-establish inspections, the agency said.

“These companies must still complete necessary technical requirements and FSIS must still complete its inspector training, but at that point, the department will legally have no choice but to go forward with inspections, which is why we urge Congress to reinstate the ban,” according to the USDA statement, which did not give a time frame on when inspections would occur.

The first horse-slaughtering plant may be approved in the next two months, according to A. Blair Dunn, a lawyer for Valley Meat Co., owner of a plant in Roswell, New Mexico. The New York Times reported the possible approval earlier today.

Lawsuit Filed

Valley Meat filed a lawsuit against the USDA and FSIS in October and alleged that the USDA was violating the Federal Meat Inspection Act by failing to offer inspection for horse meat, Dunn, who is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, said in a telephone interview. The law states that the USDA must appoint inspectors to examine “all amenable species,” which include horses, before slaughter, Dunn said.

This week, the Justice Department asked for another 60 days to respond to the lawsuit, Dunn said. The request was made so “USDA can make sure all the components are in compliance in order to issue a grant of inspection,” according to Dunn. The USDA has notified Valley Meat that the company has completed all of its requirements to move forward, Dunn said.

Once approved, Valley Meat will sell the horse meat for export, Dunn said. They’d be open to selling domestically if there is a market, he said.

FSIS doesn’t allow imports of horse meat from other countries to the U.S. for human consumption, Cathy Cochran, a spokeswoman for USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, said in an e-mailed statement. Also, none of the countries or companies in the European Union that have recently recalled beef because of non-disclosed horse meat ship beef to the U.S., she said.

European Withdrawals

In Europe, retailers withdrew products such as frozen beef burgers, lasagne and meat balls from the shelves after the discovery of horse meat in products in several countries, after the initial case in Ireland in mid-January. The European Union has ordered immediate testing across the region for equine DNA in beef products and the veterinary drug phenylbutazone in horse meat.

“The meat and poultry inspection process in the U.S. puts FSIS inspectors carrying out our mandatory inspection requirements in U.S. plants every day they operate and at ports of entry inspecting products that come into our country,” Cochran said in the statement.

The agency also conducts “port-of-entry re-inspections  for imported products, and that offers evidence on how other country’s inspection systems are working, she said. In addition, there are yearly reviews of countries that export to the U.S. to make sure they are “at least equivalent” to the U.S. process, she said. FSIS also conducts on-site regulatory system audits at least once every three years in nations that ship to the U.S.

News Link:-http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-01/usda-says-horse-slaughter-plants-may-open-after-ban-lifted-1-.html

“Many Thanks to  Julie Jo for creating this template letter,  in objection to the opening of a horse slaughter plant in Roswell, New Mexico.”.

“Please copy & paste the letter into an email & send to:-  AgSec@usda.gov

To Whom It May Concern:

I have learned that you are likely to approve a horse slaughtering plant in Roswell, New Mexico in the next two months and I do not set well with this. New Mexico has served for years as a gruesome funnel for horses going to slaughter in Mexico. A horse slaughter facility in Roswell, New Mexico, will only increase the traffic of horses coming into our state for slaughter.

In the midst of drought and economic difficulty, New Mexicans have rallied around humane solutions for horses, including an emergency feed assistance program, subsidized gelding program, and a humane euthanasia program. I understand 120,000 U.S. horses/year are sent to slaughter — actually a number that we can do something about. With less breeding and more support for a basic infrastructure to support horses, America‘s horses will be provided with some basic compassion and decency, which they deserve.

I understand that the applicant for the Roswell license had previous USDA violations when they were operating as a cattle slaughterhouse. Documented evidence of egregious violations and a lack of enforcement by the USDA in U.S. slaughterhouses led to the de-funding of USDA inspections in 2007, but in the absence of a federal ban on horse slaughter, America’s wild and domestic horses continue to be shipped across federal borders where they are slaughtered just as inhumanely to this very day. If horse slaughter plants are reopened in the U.S., horses will undoubtedly suffer torturous agony on U.S. soil again.

This is evidenced by cruelty violations and lack of enforcement of the and lack of enforcement of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act that have been documented in GAO reports. U.S. undercover surveillance footage shows horses being whipped, beaten and electrically prodded and repeatedly bludgeoned, resulting in fully conscious horses being dragged, hung, bled out and dismembered alive. Established research indicates that there is no data to support the inflated number of horses reported as abandoned in the U.S. Countless unsubstantiated reports and articles are circulated by proponents which create the misconception that abandonment is out of control. It’s a crime to abandon, neglect or abuse a horse, and history clearly shows that crime rates increase during times of economic downturn.

The substantiated data shows there is an increase in horses in need that is tied to the worst economic recession since the Great Depression. Investigations have revealed some of the horses found abandoned were rejected for slaughter and were simply dumped by kill buyers. This would not have happened if slaughter was illegal. The “unmanageable surplus horses” is an artificial crisis created by the proponents to justify slaughter as “a necessary evil”, but slaughter is not driven by a surplus of horses; rather it is driven by a foreign market for horse meat.

On average, less than 1% of the 9 million horses that exist in the U.S. are “surplus or unwanted”. This tiny fraction of the horse population can easily be managed and reabsorbed back into the equine community just as it has in the past. The “surplus” of horses created by the industry can simply be kept longer, sold or traded, retrained in new disciplines, donated to retirement and rescue facilities, humanely euthanized or they can provide a public service such as equine therapy.

When the market for horsemeat dropped, and the number of horses sent to slaughter went from over 300,000 in the 1990’s to less than 50,000 in 2003, the industry was forced to take responsibility for the surplus of horses. The country was not overrun with “unwanted” horses; rather they were reabsorbed back into the equine community.

Horse owners that are unable to provide continuing care for their horses can have them humanely euthanized for the cost equal to one month’s care. Humane euthanasia clinics are often times available to horse owners that cannot afford to have a qualified veterinarian administer the lethal injection.

Slaughter creates a salvage or secondary market that enables and encourages over breeding and contributes to any excess horses in the market. U.S. horses, whether used for competition, recreation or work are treated with many substances known to be toxic to humans; substances that can be lethal when ingested by humans, and many of which have been banned from the human food chain in most countries. Horse slaughter is NOT desirable economic development. As evidenced from the past 30 years of operation in the U.S., these communities have been devastated by slaughter’s negative economic and environmental impacts. The government paid out over five million dollars in tax payer money a year to subsidize three foreign-owned horse slaughter plants in the U.S.

Horses have an established total impact on the US Gross Domestic Product of $112.1 BILLION and if “surplus’ horses are not sent to slaughter their absorption back into the equine community can instead provide a boost to the economy. Millions of dollars in losses are attributed to horse slaughter by those that have come forward from within the slaughter industry.

The majority of equine industry and community members OPPOSE horse slaughter.

Horse slaughter benefits a relatively small number of powerful stakeholders within the U.S. equine industry that stand to profit from the exploitation of irresponsible excess breeding practices.

You will see in the video below exactly what happens to these slaughter horses:-

Viewer Discretion Is Advised

I trust that upon examination of the above facts you will find it in the best interest of the USDA and the state of New Mexico to not approve of this.

Yours faithfully

Your Name & Country

 Please – take the time to read the following facts about horse slaughter, don’t be fooled into thinking horses will die of starvation; if horse slaughter plants don’t re-open!! Satisfy your own knowledge, please, read the facts below from the HSUS:- 

Link:- http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/horse_slaughter/facts/facts_horse_slaughter.html

Russian Zoo Star: Adam The Ostrich Found Dead: Feet Frozen To Cage Floor During Power Cut

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  • Cutbacks at the zoo are being blamed for bird’s death
  • Activists are calling for an independent probe

A well-loved Russian ostrich has died from hypothermia after his feet froze to the floor of a cage during a power cut on a cold night.

Adam the ostrich, the star of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Zoo and its unofficial mascot, frantically tried to free himself after becoming stuck to the concrete floor, leaving feathers covering the cage.

He was found dead by zoo keepers early on Monday morning.

Adam the ostrich died from hypothermia at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Zoo in Russia after his feet froze to the floor of his cage. Pictured are ‘snow ostriches’ in the Altai region in Siberia

A post-mortem revealed that the bird died of hypothermia.

An investigation is now underway into the death of the popular bird, according to The Siberian Times.

Animal rights campaigners in the Russian Far East are blaming Adam’s death on cutbacks at the zoo, claiming workers failed to sufficiently insulate the cage and prepare it for the winter season.

Activist Melissa Malyarzhik said Adam could have died because his cage was not covered with a thick layer of hay and manure.

During previous winters, this would have acted as thermal insulation – but Miss Malyarzhik said the zoo’s management had decided against it this year.

Activists are now calling for an independent probe into Adam’s death.

Bosses at the zoo said temperatures had plummeted this winter but maintained their animals were well looked after.

Zoo director Tatiana Karpukhina said: ‘We do look after all our animals well. This ostrich arrived to our zoo seven years ago and has wintered well since.

‘The frosts this winter were truly severe. Of course we took some advance measures and bought extra heating devices – but sadly that night there was a power cut and it switched off.

‘We admit that the animal died from hypothermia, the autopsy showed it clearly. We have already began an internal investigation.’

Far Eastern animal rights activists have launched their own investigation into the ostrich’s death and requested assistance from the Vita Center for Animal Rights Protection.

The zoo was founded in 1993 and is home to a collection of mammals, birds and reptiles.

News Link:- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2266914/Ostrich-dies-Russia-feet-frozen-cage-floor-power-cut.html#ixzz2JmM5eG2D
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